|Born||December 24, 1956|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Forest (Ocala, Florida)|
|College||South Alabama (1977–1981)|
|NBA draft||1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30th overall|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|1981–1983||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Rains played college basketball for the University of South Alabama from 1977 to 1981. In his college career, he scored 1,801 points (15.7 per game) and in his senior season was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. After the close of his college career, Rains was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA in the second round of the 1981 NBA draft (30th pick overall). He appeared in 83 games for the Spurs over two seasons, averaging 3.5 points per game. He was the first player from South Alabama to appear in an NBA game.
- "2012-13 South Alabama men's basketball media guide, page 75" (PDF). South Alabama Jaguars. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
- "Ed Rains basketball-reference profile". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
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